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Urgent Infrastructure Needs Are Straining Public Resources

It’s no secret that America’s infrastructure needs help. Read the latest issue of NCSL’s State Legislatures Magazine for an analysis of America’s infrastructure challenges and some innovative approaches states are taking, including a look at state actions to bolster transportation revenue.


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Traffic Safety Trends 2018

n 2018, state legislators debated nearly 2,300 traffic safety bills. Hot topics included child passenger safety, older drivers, seat belts on school buses, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety, according to a report released by NCSL.

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Traffic Safety Podcasts

NCSL’s “Our American States” podcast is where you can hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures. Listen to transportation and traffic safety podcasts on this page; topics include drugged and distracted driving, school bus safety and transportation accessibility for people with disabilities.


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Daylight Saving Time | State Legislation

Most Americans experienced the biannual changing of the clocks Sunday when daylight saving time ended and those who had observed the change in March went back to standard time. However, there is a movement afoot among states nationwide to put a halt to the springing forward and falling back.


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Autonomous Vehicles Preconference

The NCSL Transportation Program convened a pre-conference on autonomous vehicles at the NCSL Capitol Forum held in Phoenix on Dec. 10, 2019. Topics discussed included the impact of driverless vehicles on mobility for people with disabilities, public opinions regarding driverless technology, the confluence of autonomous and electric vehicles, and a discussion of Arizona's regulatory and testing environment. 


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Natural Resources and Infrastructure (NRI)

NCSL's Natural Resources and Infrastructure (NRI) Committee is one of eight that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff and has jurisdiction over state and federal energy, environment, agriculture and transportation programs, legislation, regulations and policies.


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Recent Legislative Actions Likely to Change Gas Taxes

Did you know 31 states have raised their gas taxes since 2013? Find out more about recent legislative actions to raise and index gas taxes here.